Nick Judson, Psychotherapist
2 Saint Gabriel's Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE6 5QN.
About Nick Judson, Psychotherapist
Psychotherapy, Counselling and Clinical Supervision provided by Nick Judson, who holds professional qualifications that allow him to be listed on the main professional register, the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). This means that Nick Judson – Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, meets the exacting standards and training requirements which are the conditions of becoming a member of the UKCP. and included on the Professional Standards Authority Register
Jungian Oriented Integrative Psychotherapist
Although my formal Psychotherapy training was as an Integrative Psychotherapist, I have had an ongoing interest in Jungian Analytic Psychology for almost 40 years. This interest became more grounded in my practice when I studied for my B.A in Creative Arts specialising in Creativity as an Aid to Wellbeing in Groupwork, this continued to be an underpinning of my outlook during my psychotherapy training when I studied and then taught specialist modules on Jungian Active Imagination as well as other imaginal techniques. My interest and involvement with Jungian Analytic Psychology has deepened in my post qualifying practice, including two years of advanced training seminars with BISS (British and Irish Sandplay Society). I have also undergone a full Jungian Sandplay Training Analysis and many years of clinical supervision with a Jungian Sandplay Analyst. As such, as a psychotherapist influenced by the work of Carl Jung and experienced in Jungian principles and practice, I think the most accurate description of my position would be as a Jungian Oriented Integrative Psychotherapist.
Jung believed that in following the wisdom of our own psyche, it will lead us where we need to go. Jungian Oriented Psychotherapists believe that symptoms and troubles reveal not only what’s wrong, but also what we need to pay attention to in order to become more whole. So in working with a Jungian oriented therapist you may work with dreams, images, and symbols to find out what the unconscious is saying. We pay attention to, and give voice to the unconscious because it has a wisdom which balances our culture’s over dependence on rigid rational thinking. Jungian therapy is also grounded in the body, in somatic awareness, and in feeling.
Jungian Sandplay Therapy
I also have a long standing interest in Jungian Sandplay Therapy, having used some of the practices and principles in various aspects of my work for more than 25 years. I am now undertaking advanced professional development training in Sandplay work with BISS/ISST to further deepen my practice and I have also undergone a formal Jungian Sandplay Therapy process with a BISS/ISST member. I am a member of The Association for Sandplay Therapy
I have a full Sandplay area in my room as well as various materials for using creative methods such as drawing, modelling, picture cards etc. I also use stories, metaphor, guided imagery and active imagination in my work with clients if these are appropriate.
However, I also recognise that sometimes â€˜techniques’ can be inappropriate and even off putting, and the best way for some people is to simply have space to talk and reflect.